Christmas got put away today, all the boxes loaded up and back to their spot in the garage for another year. It's feeling fresh and clean in our space. The house is 99% uncpacked and is now home. The kids will be back to school and we'll be in our full swing regular routine again. … Continue reading New Year, New Me! (and all the other things we tell ourselves)
"Mama," Hannah looked up at me. "Yes?" I asked, distractedly. "I hate the part of reading when you are almost done and you know the book is almost over. Especially if it's a really really good one!" "I couldn't agree more," I told her. She now had my full attention. One thing I have always … Continue reading Reading Stories
Authenticity, radical honesty, and simply put in the author's own word: brutiful - Glennon Doyle Melton's Love Warrior is sitting with a bookmark half way through it's pages, begging me to finish it. Seriously. It is SO raw and honest. I've laughed. I've cried. Reading this feels like when you stare directly into the sun. It's … Continue reading Radical Honesty
We have rounded out the second week of school in our neck of the woods and it has been busy, as usual. Here's the mishmash rundown... My dear hubby thought what better way to start off the back to school season than with a school of fish?! Eric texts me from the pet store, where he was … Continue reading Mishmash and Miscellany
I love my husband. Seriously. This whole mommy getaway adventure is because of him. He encouraged me to go, assured me it would all be taken care of, and he had it all under control at home. Seriously!? Who wouldn't love this man? Here is what he's been up to: Reading to Jake's class during … Continue reading Mr. Mom
I've been told that I "read too much" or "think too much" or "worry too much" when it comes to parenting. Not by anyone person, but in general - by a couple of people. Shaking their heads from side to side with that look that says "there's just too much information out there". We read books, … Continue reading Parenting: Are We Over Thinking It?